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What are the earliest defined open source licenses?
In this article I share a few examples of the earliest licenses through 1982 that can be considered (or close to) "open source."
December 18, 2013 17:08:01

20 years of NetBSD
In celebration of its 20th birthday, here is a quick and brief listing of various significant or notable events in NetBSD history.
March 22, 2013 13:22:30

New tools and daemons in NetBSD 6.0
This article introduces the numerous new tools and daemons included with the latest NetBSD release, 6.0.
January 19, 2013 13:28:07

Old 1BSD software used today
The first BSD -- the Berkeley UNIX Software Tape -- provided a variety of useful programs and utilities for UNIX circa 1977. Some of the then new programs are still included with BSD systems today.
May 11, 2012 23:42:29

Answers from Matt Dillon about DragonFly's virtual kernel
Dillon recently implemented his vision of a virtual kernel in DragonFly. This article is is just questions and answers about it.
February 10, 2007 18:16:44

Pkgsrc on non-NetBSD interview
This article contains interviews with five pkgsrc packaging system users (non committers) who use pkgsrc on non-NetBSD systems.
October 12, 2006 10:16:21

One student's experience with Google's Summer of Code
Alan Ritter, Western Washington Univ. senior and computer science major, received recognition on Oct. 16 for his successful participation in Google's Summer of Code. He spent the summer working on a code which makes Windows network drivers adaptable to the NetBSD operating system.
November 04, 2005 19:18:50

Performance testing building DivX and MPEG-2
The author compares the performance of encoding MPEG-4 (using non-threaded) and MPEG-2 (using threaded encoder) on BSD/OS 4.3.1, BSD/OS 5.0, FreeBSD 5.1 and SuSE Linux 8.2
October 14, 2003 17:53:51

Quickly installing OpenBSD 3.3
This article goes through the steps of an OpenBSD 3.3 installation. The installer is a text-based interface and, in most cases, is quick and easy to complete.
October 06, 2003 17:22:21

Building tiny systems with embedded NetBSD
NetBSD is an extremely flexible operating system that is designed to be portable across various architectures. This feature makes it attractive for embedded developers. In this article, the author demonstrates a process for creating a very small kernel that can boot, either to a shell prompt or to a login screen.
September 03, 2003 15:53:38

Introduction to OpenBSD for Linux users (Part 1)
I've seem many people on OpenBSD mailing lists that came from a Linux world and were having the very same problems I had on their first contact with their brand new OS. That's why I decided to write these articles, to make it easier for newcomers. This article covers installation including setting up partitions.
May 08, 2003 16:50:39

Book Review: NetBSD 1.6 - Installieren, Konfigurieren, Administrieren
"Thick" is the first impression that came to my mind when I saw C&L's new NetBSD book, and flipping to it, it really contains a lot of topics in great detail.
February 11, 2003 12:17:47


Latest News

NetBSD Installation (book chapter)
Here is a PDF for a chapter about installing NetBSD 4 and 5.
May 12, 2012 10:22:49

At BSDCan 2012 in Ottawa
BSDCan is a great opportunity to learn while socializing with other BSD users and developers.
May 12, 2012 06:53:49

Microsoft provides NetBSD ISO for eMIPS
Microsoft released their NetBSD installation ISO image for the eMIPS platform.
December 22, 2010 16:37:40

BSD Certification Group awards first certified BSD Associates
The BSDA certification was officially launched in February. The candidates took the proctored exams at the SCALE, FOSDEM, or Linux-Tage Chemnitz conferences.
April 29, 2008 08:17:12

BSDA "Associate" sysadmin course to be taught in DFW Texas
BSD Unix system administration course focusing on the BSD Certification Group's BSDA (BSD "Associate") Certification exam objectives will be taught April 22 - 25, 2008, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA by Puget Sound Technology.
February 18, 2008 10:00:55

The Best of FreeBSD Basics book published
Dru Lavigne's book, The Best of FreeBSD Basics, was recently published by Reed Media Services.
January 08, 2008 17:33:39

Contributors for Admin Book Needed
A collaborative, short-term open source authoring project to quickly write a book covering the basics from the 2005 BSDA Certification Requirements Document was recently started.
January 05, 2007 13:37:31

iXsystems acquires PC-BSD
iXsystems announced this week its acquisition of PC-BSD, a desktop operating system based on FreeBSD.
October 12, 2006 09:56:43

NetBSD's Bugathons
NetBSD held two "bugathons" which brought together several developers and non-committers together on two weekends to resolve hundreds of problem reports.
October 12, 2006 09:43:52

Recent OpenBSD Security Advisories
OpenBSD announced two security advisories this week: Do not allow users to trick suid programs into re-opening files via /dev/fd; and a buffer overflow has been found in the Perl interpreter with the sprintf function which may be exploitable under certain conditions.
January 07, 2006 00:42:08

FreeBSD training class to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, in February
Open source technical service provider, Puget Sound Technology, is offering a FreeBSD system administration course, February 7 - 10, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The course covers standard Unix and Linux administration skills using the popular FreeBSD Unix operating system.
December 07, 2005 20:09:09

BSD Certification Group Inc. announces first fund raising drive
The BSD Certification Group Inc., a non-profit organization creating the certification standard to assess the skills of BSD system administrators, announced the launch of its first fund raising drive.
December 07, 2005 16:38:33

Hewlett-Packard donates blade cluster to FreeBSD
"With this generous donation from HP, we are able to continuously produce up-to-date packages from more than 13000 ports of third-party software available in the FreeBSD Ports Collection, at about three times the rate of the previous hardware cluster."
December 01, 2005 13:02:02

NetBSD publishes donation details
In response to recent NetBSD donations, the project published a report detailing how these donations were used.
November 29, 2005 16:10:17

BSD Certification Group releases Usage Survey Report
This report summarizes the results from the BSD Usage Survey delivered by the Group.
November 04, 2005 19:13:16


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